Themed links

The categories of link listed here are as follows:

  • Transition
  • Peak Oil
  • Climate Change
  • Renewable Energy & Technologies for Transition
  • Building Community
  • Reskilling
  • Permaculture
  • Economics
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Resource flows and waste
  • Blogs
  • Green Goods
  • Environmental Faith-Based Groups
  • Video&Audio

Transition Culture
The blog of Transition movement architect Rob Hopkins
Transition Towns
Central website for all Transition initiatives. Also home to the Transition Network, which provides support to Transition initiatives
Community Solution
U.S. organisation working on Transition-related issues
Dynamic Cities
Canadian initative working on Transition issues. Great explanation of possible future scenarios.

Peak Oil
Colin Campbell – The End of Cheap Oil
Seminal paper from 1998 outlining the Peak Oil argument
George Monbiot – The Last Straw
Recent article on the UK Government’s lack of action on Peak Oil
The Hirsch Report
A major 2005 report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy on Peak Oil
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas
This group, founded in June 2007, is made up of MPs and Lords from the UK Government looking into the implications of Peak Oil and Gas.
Peak Oil Taskforce
The UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil and Energy Security (ITPOES) is a group of British companies concerned that threats to energy security are not receiving the attention they merit.
Energy Bulletin
An outstanding clearing-house for current information on Peak Oil.
David Strahan’s Website
Useful information for Peak Oil beginners and experts alike.
The Oil Drum (europe)
Publishes carefully thought-out articles discussing our energy future.
ASPO, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
Authoritative source of Peak Oil information.
British site with lots of information and several good primers on the subject.
Peak Oil Blues
All a bit too much? This friendly site is run by professionally trained psychotherapists to help those trying to come to terms with Peak Oil and its impact on their life and plans.
World Without Oil
A massive online imagining by thousands of participants conducted through a computer game in 2007 of what an oil crisis would mean for our lives.

Climate Change
Climate Safety
Excellent new report and website with up-to-date info on the scale of the climate emergency.
Zero Carbon Britain
A strategy for making the UK a zero emission country within 20 years.
Carbon Equity – Climate Code Red
Excellent report on the scale of the climate emergency.
Real Climate
Climate science by climate scientists. Includes really useful FAQ sections, and responses to common arguments by climate sceptics.
IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
Reports from climate scientists representing the international consensus position on climate change.
Great site simply explaining what level of atmostpheric carbon we need to aim for to prevent dangerous climate change.
Campaign Against Climate Change
Organises annual Climate Change March and an annual conference to get up to date on the issues.
Camp for Climate Action
Organises the annual climate camp, with education, low impact living and direct action to bring about action on climate change.
Stop Climate Chaos
Coalition of groups campaigning on climate change.
CRed is a way of supporting individuals and towns to reduce their CO2 emissions
One Planet Living
One Planet Living is a global initiative based on 10 principles of sustainability developed by BioRegional and WWF
Tradable Energy Quotas
David Fleming’s proposed system to cap carbon emissions and fairly allocate the rights to emit CO2.
Cap and Share
A system devised by FEASTA for an upstream cap on bringing fossil fuels into the economy, and an equal per capita share of the right to emit CO2.
An exciting proposal for a truly effective replacement for the Kyoto protocol.
A great tool that lets you calculate and monitor your carbon emissions week by week.
Act On CO2
Probably the best carbon emission calculator out there.

Renewable Energy & Technologies for Transition
Energy Saving Trust
First call for information on energy saving technologies for your home.
Green Energy 360
Great site which will give you tailored advice on the best renewable energy options for your home.
Centre for Alternative Technology
Full of excellent information on technologies and strategies for living sustainably.
Green Communities
Energy Saving Trust project providing support to community energy projects.

Building Community
Streets Alive!
Website telling you everything you need to know to organise a street party.

Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI)
LILI is based at the Redfield Community and runs lots of great, hands-on short courses on all manner of aspects of sustainable living.
School of everything
Free site linking up people with something to teach with those who want to learn.
Organic Farm School
Courses offered around the UK by the soil association on anything from organic veg growing to keeping chickens to managing a smallholding.

Permaculture Association UK
The UK’s permaculture network – lots of info to introduce the key ideas.
Permaculture Magazine
Monthly magazine full of great ideas and examples of practical solutions.

FEASTA – The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability
Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.
New Economics Foundation
Works to construct a new economy centered on people and the environment – using techniques such as social and environmental auditing.
Money as Debt
Excellent short animated film which very simply explains how money is created, and how the banking system works.
Prosperity UK
A monthly journal on Money Reform, based in Glasgow which campaigns for publicly-created debt-free money.
Money: What it is, how it works
Thorough introduction to what seems like every aspect of the money system.
Herman Daly on Economic Growth
US economist Herman Daly explains the conflict between economic growth and resource availability in this 3 minute video.
The Ecology of Money
Short book by economist Richard Douthwaite which can be read online, which outlines the unsustainability of our current currency system, and proposes an alternative approach.

Transport Direct
National journery planning site with in built carbon calculator
The Man in Seat 61
Site full of information on how to get almost anywhere overseas from the UK by rail
Developers of the national cycle network.
Fill That Hole
Site for cyclists to report potholes wherever you come across them!

Making local food work
Project looking to increase access to local food in the UK.
Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
Lots of info on ideas and practical projects related to local food.
Local action on food network.
Network for organisations working towards a sustainable and more localised food system.
f3 – Local Food Consultants
Local food contacts across the country, local food events, information on training.
Common Ground
Lots of resources around local food culture and traditions.
The Soil Association
Organic farming organisation – very much on board with the Transition perspective.
Slow Food
Promoting the enjoyment and protection of locally produced food products and regional cooking. There’s a gap in the market for a Leicester group if anyone wants to start one…
Eat the View
Eat the view aims to help people make the links between the products they buy and the countryside they cherish. Contains research, contacts and case studies about individual producers.
Federation of City Farms and Gardens
Support and advice for city farms and gardens.
Real Bread Campaign
Information on Real Bread and where you can find it.
Transition Farming
Soil Association information on what Transition means for farming.
Local Food Works
Aims to foster sustainable local food systems through the development of local food networks.
“The Oil We Eat”
A good article on the reliance on oil for current methods of food production.
Food Futures: Rethinking UK Strategy
A 2009 report on what the future could hold for our food system when you consider population growth, climate change and resource depletion.
Urban food growing in Cuba
Inspiring clip of Monty Don exploring Cuba’s local & organic urban food growing revolution
A great project to put people who want to use land to grow food in contact with those who have spare land to offer.
Growing Communities
Inspiring project in East London working on organic urban food production and community supported agriculture.
Food up front
Garden and balcony growing in London.
Bristol-based project supporting people to grow food at home.

Resource flows and waste
Zero Waste Alliance
Campaigning for a zero-waste UK
Ecological design
A useful short intro on the idea of using cyclical design systems (as found throughout the natural world) rather than linear systems (which result in the strange phenomenon we call “waste”).
Waste = Food
An inspiring documentary on the Cradle to Cradle design concept of the chemist Michael Braungart and the architect William McDonough.

Transition Culture
The blog of Transition movement architect Rob Hopkins
Eat the Suburbs
Australian blog focussing on the possibilities for Urban food growing.
Mark Lynas
Blog devoted to climate change related issues, by the author of Six Degrees.
George Monbiot
Collection of articles – many on climate change and peak oil – by George Monbiot.
Economics for change
Blog by Leicester’s Martin Hyams on the flaws of a debt-based money system and possible alternative approaches.
Blog by Ann Pettifor on the debt crisis in the west and the unsustainability of a debt-based financial system.

Green Goods
Green Shopping
Ethical Superstore
Centre for Alternative Technology shop
Eco Logic Books
The Green Building Store

Environmental Faith-Based Groups
Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Operation Noah
Christian group campaigning for strong action on climate change.
Noah Project
Raising awareness of environmental issues amongst the Jewish community.

Interview with Rob Hopkins
Transition movement architect Rob Hopkins explains Peak Oil and how Transition Town Totnes has responded.
Great resource where you can submit or watch short films on environmental themes.
Like YouTube, but focussed on info on environmental and social issues. Lots of Transition videos.
Ecologist TV
Short films and radio programmes from the Ecologist magazine.
Carbon Free TV
New UK-based source for short climate change related films and interviews. video
An excellent 90 seconds animation on why we ought to aim for 350 parts per million CO2 to combat climate change.
Climate Radio
Radio shows going into the details on climate change issues.
Peak Oil for Policy Makers
A 10 minute introductino to Peak Oil by Richard Heinberg and Julian Darley of the Post Carbon Institute in the U.S.
Peak Oil – How will you ride the slide?
A short and fun animation that introduces the idea of Peak Oil in about 60 seconds.